As you may have seen, Helena Bonham Carter is playing Princess Margaret in the upcoming third season of The Crown.
After Helena got the role, she fully committed — so much so that she hired a psychic medium to make sure she had Princess Margaret's approval from beyond the grave before moving forward.
Helena dropped this tidbit while talking about her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II's younger sister while at the Cheltenham literature festival — and shared that Princess Margaret was very pleased with the cast of The Crown.
“So I asked her: ‘Are you OK with me playing you?’ and she said: ‘You’re better than the other actress’ … that they were thinking of," Helena shared. "They will not admit who it was. It was me and somebody else."
“That made me think maybe she is here, because that is a classic Margaret thing to say," Helena added. "She was really good at complimenting you and putting you down at the same time."
Apparently Princess Margaret had two major demands, per Helena: “Then she said: ‘But you’re going to have to brush up and be more groomed and neater.’ Then she said: ‘Get the smoking right. I smoked in a very particular way.'"
Judging by an early promo picture, Princess Margaret would be proud.